Steve Clifford

Steve Clifford, the former CEO of KING Broadcasting, has written humor for Crosscut.com and the Huffington Post. He is the author of "The CEO Pay Machine."

Seattle: My Irony Beats Your Irony

I began to understand that Seattleites respond to irony with deadpan humor by pretending that they don’t get the joke. They best your irony with a prevailing irony.

Re-Elect God? Isn’t He Too Old for the Job?

“He is losing it,” chimed in Hannah Mills, a 34-year-old Social Media Influencer. "He once provided free manna from Heaven. Now He offers us lattes for $8.50. I wonder if He even knows the price of eggs today?”

Steve for President. Here’s my Platform:

Among my presidential promises: I will also make abortion equitable. Whatever a man starts, he must carry to term. Men running for President must campaign for nine months. Wimps like DeSantis could not drop out.

Tyranny of the Right (How Handist!)

All right-handed people should attend DEI sessions on Handism to learn what life is like for the equally-handed.

A Kinder Gentler Trump Proposes: The Bureau of Forgiveness?

Trump declared, announcing the Department of Hoax: "China is ruining our economy with its climate-change hoax. The Chinese are tremendous hoaxers. They're melting icebergs, engineering monthlong triple-digit heat waves, and flooding the seas to raise water level. Believe me, these guys are beautiful hoaxers, incredible hoaxers."

Hu’s on First? (Xi Wants to Know)

'Mr. President, in public, you should not make the statement that "Hu is Xi" 

What Would Jesus Do? If Speaker Mike Johnson Really Did.

Sen. Kennedy, in imploring the new Speaker: I am a Christian and believe that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. But Jesus lived long ago.

In Praise of Book Banning (But Let’s Ban the Right Ones!)

If the book banners really cared about the students, they would proscribe overlong books stuffed with impenetrable prose. Books that provoke panic attacks when appearing on the final exam.

Pure Genius: Not my Year (But I Think I Know Why)

I was told that this would be the year that I finally received my much deserved, and much delayed, MacArthur Genius Award. Wrong again!

The Over/Under on Trump: Let’s Bet!

In a quadfecta, the bettor picks the exact number of felony convictions in each of the four lawsuits. A $100 winning bet would average over $7 million. 

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